About this object

Mummiform ‘overseer’ shabti wearing the kilt of everyday life with a projecting frontal apron. Feet are missing. The figure wears a short bag wig with a sashed headband tied at the back. The shabti has the right arm folded across the chest, and the hand holds a whip added in black. The whip appears to be shown around the back of the neck before falling over the left shoulder(?). The shabti has a vertical column of inscription naming the owner as Ankh–ef–en–Bastet.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    945 BC - 715 BC (Dynasty 22)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Professor Aylward Manley Blackman, 1936
  • Collector
    Aylward Manley Blackman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    92 mm x 33 mm x 22 mm
  • Note
    Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir anx.f-n-BAst.t [mAa-xrw], "The Osiris, Ankh–ef–en– Bastet, [justified]".
  • Related people
    Aylward Manley Blackman (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Aylward Manley Blackman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1936
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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